Legislation in 2021

Requests for CSLC to Support or Oppose legislation during the 2021 session:

Members of CSLC who wish to present bills for consideration should complete the form below and e-mail it our CSLC Legislative Chair: Chaer Robert (Crobert@cclponline.org)

CSLC Position Form-2021

Requests will be presented to CSLC membership at the next Monday program meeting and will be voted on the following week (giving members one week’s notice to consider the bill).

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CSLC Bill Positions

May 3, 2021



SUPPORT

 

Senate Bill 21-158 Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and Representatives Brianna Titone and Monica Duran

INCREASE MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program to include education loan repayment for geriatric advanced practice providers.

Fiscal Note:$257,841 for 2021-22; $429,611 2022—23.

Senate Appropriations

 

Senate Bill 21-173   Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS

Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict. 

Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In House Business

 

Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira Caraveo and Chris Kennedy

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD

Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.

Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23

Senate Second

 

Senate Bill 21-187 Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Dominique Jackson

DIALYSIS TREATMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

Creates a Dialysis Transportation Provider Reimbursement Program within Department of Transportation. It would reimburse dialysis transportation providers who transport patients 50 or older who are not otherwise covered by Medicaid. Funded with per treatment fee on for-profit dialysis clinics. 

Fiscal Note: Fee funded – $4.5 Million/yr

Postponed Indefinitely

 

Senate Bill 21-199  Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Faith Winter and Representatives Daneya Esgar and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

REMOVE BARRIERS TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES

Repeals provisions that require a person to demonstrate lawful presence in U.S. to be eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful 

presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits as defined by U.S.C. sec.1621.

Fiscal Note:  $178,627 in 2021-22; $63,275 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations




Senate Bill 21-200 Senators Faith Winter and Dominick Moreno and Representative Dominique Jackson

REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASSES; INCREASE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

This bill directs the Air Quality Control Commission in CDPHE to promulgate rules related to the greenhouse gas emission reductions spelled out in House Bill 12-1261. The bill also creates a position of Environmental Justice Ombudsman within CDPHE to advocate for and be a liaison to disproportionately impacted communities. 

Fiscal note:  $4.4 million general fund in 2021-2022, switching to $4 million/yr in fee funding.

Senate Appropriations

 

Senate Bill 21-246 Senator Steve Fenberg

ELECTRIC UTILITY PROMOTE BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION

This bill requires investor- owned electric utilities to file beneficial electrification plans with the PUC.This is defined as converting a customer’s fuel source from non-electrical to high efficiency electrical. It targets 20% of program expenditure io low-income households or disproportionately affect communities.

 

Fiscal Note: $212,081 in 2021-22; $705,799 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations

 

House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson  and Senator Julie Gonzales

HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US unless otherwise required by federal law. 

Fiscal note:    None   

SIGNED INTO LAW

 

House Bill 21-1117   Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 

Fiscal note: None. 

Senate Third

 

House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES

Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.

Fiscal note: None

Senate State Affairs



House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh

COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS

Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado. 

Fiscal Note: Currently grant funded for another year. Also transfers federal Refugee Services dollars from CDHS to CDLE.

House Appropriations

 

House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno

IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver. 

Fiscal Note: $100,000/yr

House Approps

 

House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker

HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS

Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment plan first. 

Fiscal Note: $186,421 in 2021-22; $521,127 in 2022-2023

House Appropriations

 

House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan

STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION

In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders. The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.

Fiscal Note: $866,684 in 2021-22; $790,424 in 2022-23

House Appropriations




OPPOSED

 

House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber 

PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS

Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.

The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.

Fiscal note:  $21,904/yr

House Health Insurance

April 5, 2021  

CSLC Bill Positions

April 5, 2021

 

SUPPORT SB 21-071
Reducing the number of detained youth accords with current juvenile
crime statistics and will not endanger Colorado communities

INCARCERATE FEWER KIDS

Juvenile Crime is Decreasing
 Juvenile crime has been decreasing since 2016.
o Before COVID, juvenile arrests were steadily dropping – decreasing by 8% between
2018 and 2019 and 10% between 2017 and 2018. COVID caused a much bigger
decrease (52%).
o Juvenile filings for non-violent arrests saw similarly steep declines during COVID
(Trespass and mischief: 34.4%; Drug crimes: 50%; Other non-violent crimes: 29.2%).
 COVID-19 had a much more limited impact on filings for juvenile violent crime.
o Juvenile filings for violent crimes were declining before COVID, 6% between 2018 and
2019. Between 2019 and 2020, charges against kids for violent crimes dropped by just
8%.
o The decrease in arrests during COVID-19 has thus been largely in arrests for non-
violent crimes, suggesting that law enforcement is releasing or issuing summons to kids
who are not involved in violence. Continuing this trend is good for kids and communities.

What if there is an increase in juvenile violent crime?
 The average population of detained children has been 145-161 since June 2020. Looking at
the high estimate, Colorado currently has about 160 kids detained at a time.
 If juvenile violent crime returned to 2018 levels, the highest rate in five years, it would increase
by approximately 14%. Still, only 182 beds would be required, well below 200.
 Even if juvenile violent crime increased by 25% today, more than twice any change occurring
between 2016 and 2019 (excluding the exceptional disruption caused by COVID-19), no more
than 200 beds would be required.

SUPPORT

 

Senate Bill 21-158 Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and Representatives Brianna Titone and Monica Duran

INCREASE MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program to include education loan repayment for geriatric advanced practice providers.

Fiscal Note:$257,841 for 2021-22; $429,611 2022—23.

Senate Appropriations

 

Senate Bill 21-173   Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS

Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict. 

Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In Senate Second

 

Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira Caraveo and Chris Kennedy

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD

Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.

Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations Committee

 

Senate Bill 21-187 Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Dominique Jackson

DIALYSIS TREATMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

Creates a Dialysis Transportation Provider Reimbursement Program within Department of Transportation. It would reimburse dialysis transportation providers who transport patients 50 or older who are not otherwise covered by Medicaid. Funded with per treatment fee on for-profit dialysis clinics. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

Senate Finance

 

Senate Bill 21-199  Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Faith Winter and Representatives Daneya Esgar and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

REMOVE BARRIERS TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES

Repeals provisions that require a person to demonstrate lawful presence in U.S. to be eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful 

presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits as defined by U.S.C. sec.1621.

Fiscal Note:  TBD

Senate State Affairs

 

House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson  and Senator Julie Gonzales

HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US unless otherwise required by federal law. 

Fiscal note:    None   

Governor

 

House Bill 21-1117   Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 

Fiscal note: None. 

Senate State Affairs

 

House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES

Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.

Fiscal note: None

Senate

 

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh

COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS

Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

House State Affairs

 

House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno

IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver. 

Fiscal Note: $100,000/yr

House Approps

 

House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker

HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS

Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment plan first. 

Fiscal Note: $186,421 in 2021-22; $521,127 in 2022-2023

House Health Insurance Committee

 

House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan

STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION

In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders. The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.

Fiscal Note: $866,684 in 2021-22; $790,424 in 2022-23

House Health Insurance Committee

 

OPPOSED

 

House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber 

PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS

Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.

The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.

Fiscal note:  $21,904/yr

House Health Insurance

 

CSLC Bill Positions

March 30, 2021

SUPPORT

Senate Bill 21-173 Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and
Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS
Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give
renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease
clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict.
Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In Senate Appropriations
Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira
Caraveo and Chris Kennedy
PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD
Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most
unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.
Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23
Senate Appropriations Committee
House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson and Senator Julie Gonzales
HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT
Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US
unless otherwise required by federal law.
Fiscal note: None
Senate Third
House Bill 21-1117 Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie
Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING UNITS
Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to
regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 
Fiscal note: None.
Senate State Affairs
House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales
RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES
Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.
Fiscal note: None
House Second

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh
COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS
Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic
stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House State Affairs
House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno
IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings
in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver.
Fiscal Note: $100,000/yr
House Judiciary Committee
House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker
HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS
Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for
public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment
plan first.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House Health Insurance Committee
House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan
STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION
In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders.
The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the
same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average
premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up
the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would
be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House Health Insurance Committee

OPPOSED
House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber
PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS
Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.
The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.
Fiscal note: $21,904/yr
House Health Insurance

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT (Vote on April 5)

Senate Bill 21-158 Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and Representatives Brianna
Titone and Monica Duran
INCREASE MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program to include education loan repayment for geriatric advanced practice providers.
Fiscal Note:$257,841 for 2021-22; $429,611 2022—23.
Senate Appropriations

CSLC

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Senate Bill 21-187 Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Dominique Jackson
DIALYSIS TREATMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
Creates a Dialysis Transportation Provider Reimbursement Program within Department of Transportation. It would reimburse dialysis transportation
providers who transport patients 50 or older who are not otherwise covered by Medicaid. Funded with per treatment fee on for-profit dialysis clinics.
Fiscal Note: TBD
Senate Finance
Senate Bill 21-199 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Faith Winter and Representatives Daneya
Esgar and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
REMOVE BARRIERS TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES
Repeals provisions that require a person to demonstrate lawful presence in U.S. to be eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful
presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits as defined by U.S.C. sec.1621.
Fiscal Note: TBD
Senate State Affairs

CSLC Bill Positions

P.O. Box 181032 • Denver, Colorado 80203
cslc.news@gmail.comhttp://www.cslc.org @cslcnews

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March 22, 2021

 

SUPPORT

 

Senate Bill 21-173   Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS

Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict. 

Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In Senate Appropriations

 

Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira Caraveo and Chris Kennedy

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD

Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.

Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations Committee

 

House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson  and Senator Julie Gonzales

HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US unless otherwise required by federal law. 

Fiscal note:    None   

Senate State Affairs

 

House Bill 21-1117   Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 

Fiscal note: None. 

House Third  Reading

 

House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES

Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.

Fiscal note: None

House Appropriations

 

House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker

HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS

Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment plan first. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

House Health Insurance Committee

 

House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan

STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION

In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders. The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.

Fiscal Note: TBD

House Health Insurance Committee

 

OPPOSED

 

House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber 

PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS

Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.

The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.

Fiscal note:  TBD

House Health Insurance

 

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT (Vote on March 29)

 

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh

COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS

Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

House State Affairs

 

House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno

IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

House Judiciary Committee

 

CSLC Bill Positions

As of March 22, 2021

 

REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED SUPPORT (Vote on March 22) 

 

Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira Caraveo and Chris Kennedy

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD

Click here for fact sheet on PDAB

Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.

Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23

Senate Appropriations Committee

 

House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan

STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION

Click here for fact sheet on Colorado Option

In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders. The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.

Fiscal Note: TBD

House Health Insurance Committee

 

House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker

HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS

Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment plan first. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

House Health Insurance Committee

CSLC Bill Positions

March 30, 2021

SUPPORT

Senate Bill 21-173 Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and
Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS
Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give
renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease
clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict.
Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In Senate Appropriations
Senate Bill 21-175 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales and Representative Yadira
Caraveo and Chris Kennedy
PRESCRIPTION DRUG AFFORDABILITY REVIEW BOARD
Creates an independent panel of experts to conduct affordability reviews and set upper payment limits for the most
unaffordable drugs in Colorado. Manufacturers can appeal.
Fiscal Note: $793,569 in 2021-2; $481,479 in 2022-23
Senate Appropriations Committee
House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson and Senator Julie Gonzales
HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT
Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US
unless otherwise required by federal law.
Fiscal note: None
Senate Third
House Bill 21-1117 Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie
Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING UNITS
Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to
regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 
Fiscal note: None.
Senate State Affairs
House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales
RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES
Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.
Fiscal note: None
House Second

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh
COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS
Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic
stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House State Affairs
House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno
IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings
in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver.
Fiscal Note: $100,000/yr
House Judiciary Committee
House Bill 21-1198 Representative Iman Jodeh and Senators Janet Buckner and Chris Kolker
HEALTH CARE BILLING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS
Sets an enforceable standard for discounted care. Ensures that hospital providers screen patients that want assistance for
public coverage and discounts. Prohibits collection action unless they have screen patients and offered a fair payment
plan first.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House Health Insurance Committee
House Bill 21-1232 Representatives Dylan Roberts and Iman Jodeh and Senator Kerry Donovan
STANDARDIZED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COLORADO OPTION
In this two-staged bill, the Division of Insurance would create a standardized plan for 2023 with input from stakeholders.
The plan would be offered in the individual and small group markets, and be designed to reduce health disparities. At the
same time, insurance carriers would be directed to lower premiums by 10% the first year, compared with average
premiums in 2021, and by 20% the second year. If those targeted savings were not achieved, the state would stand up
the Colorado option, in which the standardized plan would be offered and limitations to reimbursement to providers would
be imposed by the Commissioner of Insurance in order to achieve the desired 20% reduction in premium costs.
Fiscal Note: TBD
House Health Insurance Committee

OPPOSED
House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber
PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS
Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.
The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.
Fiscal note: $21,904/yr
House Health Insurance

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT (Vote on April 5)

Senate Bill 21-158 Senators Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen and Representatives Brianna
Titone and Monica Duran
INCREASE MEDICAL PROVIDERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program to include education loan repayment for geriatric advanced practice providers.
Fiscal Note:$257,841 for 2021-22; $429,611 2022—23.
Senate Appropriations

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Senate Bill 21-187 Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Dominique Jackson
DIALYSIS TREATMENT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
Creates a Dialysis Transportation Provider Reimbursement Program within Department of Transportation. It would reimburse dialysis transportation
providers who transport patients 50 or older who are not otherwise covered by Medicaid. Funded with per treatment fee on for-profit dialysis clinics.
Fiscal Note: TBD
Senate Finance
Senate Bill 21-199 Senators Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Faith Winter and Representatives Daneya
Esgar and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
REMOVE BARRIERS TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES
Repeals provisions that require a person to demonstrate lawful presence in U.S. to be eligible for certain public benefits and requires that lawful
presence is not a requirement of eligibility for state or local public benefits as defined by U.S.C. sec.1621.
Fiscal Note: TBD
Senate State Affairs

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT (Vote on March 29)

 

House Bill 21- 1150 Representative Iman Jodeh

COLORADO OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS

Formally creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor, but with a broad mission including economic stability, and successful economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants and refugees in Colorado. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

House State Affairs

 

House Bill 21-1194 Representatives Kerry Tipper and Naquetta Ricks and Senator Dominick Moreno

IMMIGRATION LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Creates a grant program to provide representation to some of the indigent individuals in immigration deportation hearings in Colorado. 30% is also designated for preventative legal work outside metro Denver. 

Fiscal Note: TBD

House Judiciary Committee

 

CURRENTLY SUPPORTING

 

Senate Bill 21-173   Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS

Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict. 

Fiscal Note: Was about $200,000 in initial bill, but amendments reduced costs substantially.
In Senate Appropriations

 

House Bill 21-1117   Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 

Fiscal note: None. 

House Third  Reading

 

House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES

Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.

Fiscal note: None

House Appropriations

 

House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson  and Senator Julie Gonzales

HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US unless otherwise required by federal law. 

Fiscal note:    None   

Senate State Affairs

 

OPPOSED

 

House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber 

PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS

Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.

The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.

Fiscal note:  TBD

House Health Insurance

 

CSLC Bill Positions

March 12, 2021

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

Senate Bill 21-173   Senators Julie Gonzales & Dominick Moreno and Reps Yadira Caraveo and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez

RIGHTS IN RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENTS

Limits late fees, prohibits evictions solely for unpaid late fees, adds financial penalty for illegal lock-outs by landlords, give renters more time to come up with rent to avoid eviction; eliminates bond requirement for court proceedings, bans lease clauses that provide financial incentives to landlords to evict. 

Fiscal Note: TBD
In Senate State Affairs

House Bill 21-1117   Representatives Susan Lontine & Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez & Senators Julie Gonzales & Robert Rodriguez

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

Clarifies that the existing authority of cities and counties to plan for and regulate the use of land includes the authority to regulate development or redevelopment in order to promote the construction of new affordable housing units. 

Fiscal note: None. 

House Second Reading

House Bill 21-1121 Representatives Dominique Jackson and Iman Jodeh and Senator Julie Gonzales

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY PROCEDURES

Requires 10 days to execute Writ of restitution in evictions’ Limits rent increases to one annually.

Fiscal note:    $28,148 in 2021-22; $21,707 in 2022-23   

House Appropriations

House Bill 21-1054 Representative Dominique Jackson  and Senator Julie Gonzales

HOUSING PUBLIC BENEFIT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Creates exception for housing programs on requirement that applicants for public benefits verify lawful presence in the US unless otherwise required by federal law. 

Fiscal note:    None   

Senate State Affairs

REQUEST FOR OPPOSITION

House Bill 21-1191 Reps Kim Ransom and Tonya Van Beber 

Prohibit Discrimination COVID-19 Vaccine Status

Prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on COVID19 vaccination status.

The state or a business cannot discriminate against customers based on COVID19 Vaccinee Status.

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